A Mummy MOT - is a specialist postnatal examination for women where we assess how your posture, pelvic floor muscles and stomach muscles are recovering after birth.
The session starts with an in-depth consultation when we have plenty of time to listen to your concerns. This is followed by the assessment which can include an optional internal pelvic assessment if required, teaching you how to use your pelvic floor muscles correctly to support bladder and bowel function. We'll explain everything thoroughly and you'll come away with a Report of Findings on the day, and guidance for all you need to help in your recovery and to cope with the demands of being a Mum!
You can have a Mummy MOT any time from 6 weeks after delivery (8 weeks caesarian) but it's never too late to book - we can still help the many Mums of older children who have long term issues with their pelvic floor or abdominal muscles which were not addressed at the time.
Appointments last up to 90 minutes, cost £125, and are with Rachael who is an experienced osteopath, Pilates instructor (with additional certification in Women's Health/Pelvic Floor Pilates) and a licensed Mummy MOT Practitioner. Follow up appointments if needed are £65. Please wear leggings and a t-shirt for your appointment - more information about what to expect will be given on your confirmation booking email.
Perimenopause/Menopause MOT - is a detailed consultation and assessment suitable for any woman who wants advice and guidance on the many symptoms during this time in her life and the postmenopausal years too. Emphasis is on improving your posture, mobility and core strength, and optimising the function of your pelvic floor muscles to improve any associated bladder and bowel issues (or avoid them in the future). This is similar in time, price and structure to the Mummy MOT (see above). Please note that Rachael is unable to advise on or prescribe HRT, but is qualified to know when to refer if medical intervention is necessary. We have plenty of time to discuss all your symptoms, and following the consultation and assessment findings will recommend a realistic lifestyle and exercise programme that will be tailored to suit your specific needs.
Appointments can be booked online or by phoning the practice on 01209 612197. If you have any questions before booking don't hesitate to call us.